2nd BiVi (Biological Visualisation) Annual Meeting @TGAC (2nd & 3rd Dec ’15) 

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Local Organisers:

  • Emily Angiolini, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), UK
  • Paul Yorke, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), UK
  • Emma Brown, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), UK

Organising Committee:

  • Emily Angiolini, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), UK
  • Vicky Schneider, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), UK
  • Manuel Corpas, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), UK
  • Michael Sternberg, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, UK

Venue: The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, United Kingdom

What is BiVi?

Biology is a visual science, from the way data is collected and analysed to how it is communicated to others. Traditionally pictures in scientific publications were hand-drawn; however they are now almost exclusively computer-generated.

Biologists have been working with computer scientists and other experts in understanding graphical presentation techniques to automatically generate visualisations in biology. These range from graphical representations of molecules, representations of DNA sequences and genes, images of cells and organisms and metabolic pathways through to trees showing evolutionary processes.

Recently techniques have been developed that generate masses of data which can be used to analyse biological processes and functions, such as understanding how genes work and the effects they have on organisms. However this has presented a challenge in how to visually represent the data to allow biologists to explore the data looking for patterns or trends that will help then understand the underlying biological processes.  With the growing importance in visual techniques, and the vital efforts to develop new visualisation tools, this second annual meeting aims to build on the efforts in networking that resulted from our first meeting in Edinburgh last December.

It is vital that we continue to build the community and continue to develop this community resource for educating and encouraging networking and collaboration between biologists and data visualisation experts to hopefully generate new solutions through sharing their expertise and experience. We will discuss the challenges faced with data visualisation, explore emerging trends and address community needs.



Registration fee is £50.00 plus booking fee (2.13%) and includes:

  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Poster session refreshments
  • AGM dinner
  • Access to all meeting sessions
  • Coach transport as detailed in the programme

Registration closes 22 November